This is a follow up on this article (click hyperlink) that I am very, very glad I get to write.
Well football fans, Ben Roethlisberger is not only the quarter back with the most wins in five years, he also has 19 game winning drives in 81 games, one in the Super Bowl. Big Ben also has numerous other records, listed in the previous article.
His unique style of play, perhaps best associated with quarterback whose number he wears, John Elway, extends the play and gives Ben a chance at greatness. He is big, tall, and strong, is capable of shaking off defenders, and uses this ability to extend the play.
This, as even the big man himself will admit, is a double-edged sword. It can cause big sacks, as we saw in Super Bowl XLIII, but also demonstrated in the NFL's title game it provides time for receivers to get open and creates the possibility of a big play.
In XLIII there were more of the latter than the former and Big Ben led his team to a 1:55, 88 yard drive capped off with a pass to Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes for the game winning score and perhaps one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history.
Though Holmes won the MVP, it could just as easily have gone to his quarterback, and in all likely hood, it should have.
Ben proved, once again, that he deals with pressure in a way that no other quarterback (yes I said no other quarterback) in the NFL does. He does everything he can, even putting his body on the line, to enable his team to gain victory.
Ben is only behind the man some consider the greatest of all time, Tom Brady, in terms of Super Bowls won in five years. Ben also faced Brady in the AFC Championship game that lead to a ring for Tom in his rookie season. One can assume (or hope and dream) that had the Steelers won, the result would be the same and it would be Tom who was chasing Ben.
Well Steeler Nation, and all of those who live in countries not called the United States of America, what do you think of our most recent quarterback to make a trip to Disney Land.